Our annual Leadership Circle Luncheon, held on November 1st, was enjoyed by WANDA moms, supporters and staff. Every year we celebrate the impact WANDA has helping single moms achieve their potential. Many thanks to our speaker Jessica Linares Boyle, a Retention Specialist working with low income and educationally disadvantaged students at Cañada College. Also, many thanks to Dianne Giancarlo for hosting!
WANDA was founded by three friends who combined their individual philanthropic and volunteer efforts to launch an initiative designed to assist single mothers in San Mateo County to achieve financial self-sufficiency. Based on this common mission, the three founders enlisted friends and colleagues to join them and form a Leadership Circle (LC) of donors. A number of early donors were single mothers themselves or raised in female-led households. The Leadership Circle is comprised of over 30 women who have collectively contributed more than $2 million since WANDA’s founding in 2007. See all Leadership Circle members here.